An Oldie but Goodie

Today's stitch is from one of my favorite workshop pieces.  I remember it well because this was one of the first times I changed a stitch on a workshop piece.  I felt like I was being so naughty!  To this day, I have no regrets.

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So, the bad news is I can't find the original stitched piece.  While that is embarrassing on many levels, it turns out to be a wonderful opportunity for us.  I stitched the sample using two different thread approaches.  The blue is the lovely and glorious Pashmina from Gloriana Threads.  The red is a matte/metallic combo with Vineyard Silk and Entice.  The point in providing both is the combo illustrates that the bottom thread is still visible, even clearly so.  (And I'm kinda digging the stripes.)

The original inspiration (that I'm still looking for) is a Vineyard Silk for a bush in a lovely yard scene.  This stitch is perfect for greenery and the like because it adds texture that is always good for shrubs.  Using the stitched sample as a thought-starter, play with it for a Santa's bag, basket, winter clothing, or even a rug.  If you are looking for a little less texture, try using flatter threads, such as Fyre Werks or silk or cotton floss, may reduce the texture a bit.  Also mix it up a little by using a metallic for the black lines and a matte thread for the gray lines.  

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I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch!  Please enjoy!